Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 [NOOK Book]

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Special Edition Using Microsoft ® Office Project 2007

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Project proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Project 2007, Special Edition Using Microsoft ® Office Project 2007 is the only book you need.

THE ONLY DESKTOP PROJECT BOOK YOU NEED

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Overview

Special Edition Using Microsoft ® Office Project 2007

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Project proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Project 2007, Special Edition Using Microsoft ® Office Project 2007 is the only book you need.

THE ONLY DESKTOP PROJECT BOOK YOU NEED

• Leverage Microsoft Project 2007 to support your management processes, communication and collaboration within your organization

• Manage your project through initiation, tracking, controlling, performance measuring , and closing

• Model real life project scenarios with the scheduling engine

• Define tasks, milestones, summary tasks, and recurring tasks to create your project schedule

• Create task relationships, constraints, and perform advanced actions on tasks

• Customize the project to fit your needs

• Use views, tables, filters, and groups to review your project and application interface schedule

• Manipulate Microsoft Project 2007 data using other Microsoft Office applications

• Implement Visual Reports to allow 3D models of project data for sharing and analysis

• Master advanced features with built-in and advanced manual techniques

Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 continues the great QUE tradition of bringing together all of the features and capabilities of our software in a logical, easy-to-follow manner. With the knowledge and experience that QuantumPM, LLC brings to the domain of project management and to the use of Microsoft® Office Project 2007, this book should be on every desktop!”

–Mike Angiulo, General Manager, Microsoft’s Office Project Business Unit

QuantumPM, LLC is a project, program, and portfolio management product and services firm that helps its clients create pragmatic and valuable solutions to address real world problems. The company combines state-of-the-art tools from Microsoft and other technology leaders, its own expertise, and industry best practices to create solutions that support the way their customers work. QuantumPM services include Management Consulting, Technical Consulting, Training, Hosting Services, Earned Value Management, and Business Intelligence solutions. This book is a culmination of many experiences, people, and industries that together make up QuantumPM, LLC. It includes many insights into Microsoft Office Project 2007 from the experts who have used this tool in the field for many years.

Introduction

I Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2007

1 Power of Microsoft Project 2007

2 Microsoft Project 2007 Quick Start

3 Microsoft Project and the Project Management Domain

II Organizing for Success–Project Initiation and Planning

4 Getting Started After Business Initiative Is Approved

5 Setting Up Project for Your Use

6 Creating Your Project Schedule

7 Defining Task Logic

8 Defining Project Resources

9 Understanding Work Formula Basics

10 Scheduling Single and Multiple Resource Assignments

11 Using Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups to Review Your Schedule

12 Performing a Schedule Reality Check

III Project Execution Through Completion

13 Tracking Your Project Progress

14 Analyzing Performance

15 Using Reports for Tracking and Control

16 Revising the Schedule

17 Closing the Project

IV Tailoring Microsoft Office Project 2007 to Your Needs

18 Managing Project Files

19 Formatting Views

20 Creating and Customizing the Basic Reports

21 Creating and Customizing Visual Reports

22 Customizing Views, Tables, Filters, Groups, and Fields

23 Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms

V Microsoft Office Project 2007 Knowledge In Depth

24 Working with Multiple Projects

25 Resolving Resource Allocation Problems

26 Exporting and Importing Project Data

27 Manipulating Data Using Other Applications

Index

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132714631
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1056
  • File size: 47 MB
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Meet the Author

Unlike most books, Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 was not written by an individual, but rather a group of experts from QuantumPM, LLC (QPM). The authors are undeniable experts; they have used Microsoft Project within their organization and have helped hundreds of customers understand and use this software. In addition, the QPM team works closely with the Microsoft team to support the rollout of the product and to provide input for future versions.

QuantumPM, LLC is a project, program, and portfolio management product and services firm that helps its clients create pragmatic and valuable solutions to address real-world problems. QuantumPM services include management consulting, technical consulting, training, hosting services, earned value management, and business intelligence solutions. To this end, QPM works closely with Microsoft, Inc., as a Gold Certified Partner, and with the Project Management Institute, as a Registered Education Provider and active participant in standards development and various local chapter activities. These partnerships allow QuantumPM, LLC to provide state-of-the-art products and services to its customers. This book was written using a different approach than a lot of other books. In addition to the authoring team, several subject matter experts (SMEs) provided their expertise and guidance on the various aspects of the content. Contributing writers from the QPM team then composed chapters based on the author’s and SME’s input. Each participating member of the QuantumPM team has brought his or her unique perspective to this effort. Following are the QuantumPM team members who worked many long hours to develop the contents of this book:

Project manager and internal editor–Genie Peshkova

Subject matter experts–Kris Athey, Julie Batista, Rose Blackburn, Michelle Dalco, Steve Drevon, Mark Everett, Scott Footlik, Patti Jansen, Bruce Johnson, Yvonne Lett, Genie Peshkova, Jamie Wyant, and Russ Young

Authors–Kris Athey, Rose Blackburn, Patti Jansen, Chris Newton, Genie Peshkova, and Russ Young

Contributing writers–Chris Newton and Brian McCabe

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Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

I Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2007

1 Power of Microsoft Project 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

2 Microsoft Project 2007 Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

3 Microsoft Project and the Project Management Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

II Organizing for Success–Project Initiation and Planning

4 Getting Started After Business Initiative Is Approved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

5 Setting Up Project for Your Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

6 Creating Your Project Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

7 Defining Task Logic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197

8 Defining Project Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249

9 Understanding Work Formula Basics . . . . . . . . . . .283

10 Scheduling Single and Multiple Resource Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313

11 Using Standard Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups to Review Your Schedule . . . . . . .369

12 Performing a Schedule Reality Check . . . . . . . . . .419

III Project Execution Through Completion

13 Tracking Your Project Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443

14 Analyzing Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473

15 Using Reports for Tracking and Control . . . . . . . . .519

16 Revising the Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557

17 Closing the Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565

IV Tailoring Microsoft Office Project 2007 to Your Needs

18 Managing Project Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581

19 Formatting Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .601

20 Creating and Customizing the Basic Reports . . . .657

21 Creating and Customizing Visual Reports . . . . . . .707

22 Customizing Views, Tables, Filters, Groups, and Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .755

23 Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Forms . . . . . .813

V Microsoft Office Project 2007 Knowledge In Depth

24 Working with Multiple Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .853

25 Resolving Resource Allocation Problems . . . . . . .885

26 Exporting and Importing Project Data . . . . . . . . . .913

27 Manipulating Data Using Other Applications . . . .959

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .995

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